Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, talks to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney during a news conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Dec. 7. 2004. Karzai was sworn in Tuesday as Afghanistan's first popularly elected president, opening a new chapter for the impoverished country while warning that the wars against terrorism and drugs will require sustained international help. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, Pool)